Technician Fifth Class Preston Lee Lester Wickline

Preston was born 15 August 1919 in Richmondale, Ohio son of Charles D. and Flora Kathryn (Whaley) Wickline.  He was drafted 1 June 1944 and was discharged 31 March 1946.  His military occupation with the US Army's 83rd Signal Company was as a field lineman.  His job was to string communications wire from battlefield to different commands.  He earned a Combat Badge, Battle Rhineland, Central Europe, EAME Theatre Ribbon with two bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, and Victory Medal World War II.  He lived most of his life on Wickline Road.  He farmed and dug coal and sold it from his farm and traded in used merchandise.  He died 25 January 2001 and is buried in Grandview Cemetery on Hay Hollow Road.

photo courtesy Jim Henry


Betty Gildow letter from Stanley Hatfield

Jackson Twp. Finest Soldiers

     Ivan served in WWII in the US Navy. Born 17 Sep. 1923 in Omega, OH. He enlisted 28 May at Columbus, OH and was discharged 20 Mar. 1946 at Great Lakes, IL. He is married to Judy Scott.


     Ivan Aubrey Scott, 89, of Minford, a former Lucasville and Portsmouth resident, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Minford Retirement Center. Scotty was born Sept. 17, 1923 in Omega, Pike County, to the late Mearl Otis and Elsie Anderson Scott.
He was a member of the Minford United Methodist Church, a former member of the Farm Bureau, Scioto County Fair Board, and he was an advisor to the Rough Riders 4-H Club for more than 30 years. Ivan was a 1941 graduate of Waverly High School and a 1955 graduate of the Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor of Agriculture Degree. He retired as the Soil Conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture for Scioto County Feb.28,1978. Ivan was a WWII Navy veteran, having earned the rank of Quartermaster Second Class. He also was awarded the American Area Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Area Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Area Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon.
    Ivan was preceded in death Sept.4, 2003 by his wife, Judith Clare Leever Scott, whom he married in Portsmouth March 25, 1950. Surviving are three daughters; Becky (Joe) DeVoss of Lancaster, Susan (Joe) Wells of Minford, Lori Scott of Albany; and one brother, Earl Vincent Scott of Waverly. Scotty was also preceded in death by a brother, Dean Scott.
Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Rev. Dennis Bell officiating and interment will be in Memorial Burial Park. The James Dickey Post 23 Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites.
    The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 to 7 P.M. and on Friday from 11:00 A.M. until the funeral hour.

We would like to add your soldier if born or lived in Jackson Township, Pike County Ohio.  Please email to or mail to, 455 Hay Hollow Road, Chillicothe, OH.

2nd Class Petty Officer Ivan A. Scott

Earl Vincent Scott, 88 of Newland Ridge Road, Waverly, Ohio passed away Thursday September 8, 2016 at his home. He was born May 28, 1928 in Omega, Ohio, son of the late M.O. “Mearl” Scott and Elsie F. Anderson Scott. On December 29, 1957 Vince was united in marriage to Betty Sharp Scott who survives. Also surviving are four nieces.

In addition to his parents, Vince was preceded in death by two brothers, Dean and Ivan Scott.

Vince was a member of the Omega United Methodist Church, a graduate of The Ohio State University, was a retired Soil Conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture and a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday September 11, 2016 at the Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Waverly, with Pastor Keith Richardson. Burial will follow in Omega Cemetery, Waverly. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday.

John Wallace George

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Private William Osa Sprague at his home

photo from Jim Henry collection

GEORGE, JOHN WALLACE, "passed away at his residence on August 3, 1987 , in Columbus , Ohio . Mr. George was born in Omega, Ohio on August 17, 1922 to Walter Lee and Vivian Alice (nee Claytor) George.  He is survived by his wife, Isabel George (nee Reid); daughters, Linda (Harry) Saunders; Jackie Ballou; Jennifer Meadows; sons, John (Helen) George and Jeff George, and several grandchildren.    Mr. George served in the Army Air Force, WWII, 708th Bomb Squad; 447 Bomb Group, as a mechanic, from 1942 to 1945.   He was an instructor at North American Aviation, & Allen Aircraft.   Service is at Schrödinger’s Funeral Home, 11am to 2pm , Saturday; interment at Omega Cemetery ."

Sargent William "Bill" Henry Gildow

Bill was the son of Theodore Lawrence Gildow and Zelma Blazer Gildow, served in the US Army during the Korean War.  Born 1 Jul 1932 and died 11 Feb 2008 and is buried in the Omega cemetery.  A gradate of Waverly High School he was united in marriage to Betty Jo Stulley on September 9, 1956.  He enlisted 11 Sep 1952 at Pike Co., OH draft board and was discharge 25 Jun 1954 at Ft. Know, KY.

photo courtesy of Betty Gildow


PFC Earl Vincent Scott

Vince served in the Korean War in the US Army.  Born 20 May 1928 in Omega son of Mearl Otis and Elsie Anderson Scott. He enlisted 9 Nov 1950 at Waverly, OH and was discharged 29 Oct 1952 at Indiantown Gap, PA. He is married to Berry L. Scott.

photo courtesy of Vince Scott

Private William Osa Sprague

William served during WWI.  Born 16 Nov 1894 in Pike County, OH he enlisted 28 April 1918 serving in the 83 Division and transferred to the 26th Division.  Bill sailed to England on the ship Platsburg and then on to France around 1 July 1918.  Wounded in the leg by shrapnel 29 Oct 1918 and was discharged at Camp Sherman 28 April 1919. He never really regained his health and died 16 Jan 1924 and is buried in Jerusalem Chapel Cemetery ( now called Allen Chapel Cemetery).

photo from Jim Henry collection


2nd Lt. Dean E. Scott

He served in WWII as an Army Air Force Pilot.  Born 19 Aug 1925 in Omega son of Mearl Otis and Elsie Anderson Scott and died 8 Jan 2008 at Columbus, OH.  Dean enlisted 19 Aug 1943 at Columbus and was discharged Sept. 1945 at Wisconsin.

photo courtesy of Vince Scott